Booking Huts

March 20, 2020: Facilities Update: The ACC has closed all backcountry huts for the period March 13 to June 13, 2020. The ACC is offering 80% refund or 100% credit for payments made toward hut bookings that fall in this period. Credit can then be redeemed for any hut stay for a two-year period beginning the first overnight of the original booking.

Please see our facilities coronavirus information page for more information.


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This page contains information and policies regarding booking the ACC’s Huts. Click the link here to be taken to the relevant section below.

Booking Huts and the Canmore Clubhouse

The ACC Clubhouse (including the Bell and Boswell Cabins) and all of our backcountry huts are available to Club members as well as the general public.

Reservations are required. Make a booking in one of the following ways:

  • Call 403-678-3200 ext. 0 between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm seven days a week.
  • Book Canmore properties (Clubhouse, Bell and Boswell Cabins) online: Click here to book a room
  • Book any of our huts in person at the front desk at our Clubhouse in Canmore 
  • Hut reservations must be made in person or by phone. When reserving, please be prepared with the following information: 
    • The name of the hut(s) you are reserving.
    • The dates you want to book.
    • The number of members (and their names), non-members and children (16 and under) in your party.
    • A Visa or MasterCard number to pay for the booking.
    • Who in your party need National Park wilderness passes.


  • Book Canmore properties (Clubhouse, Bell and Boswell Cabins) online: Click here to book a room
  • Or call 403-678-3200 ext. 0 between 8:30 am and 9:30 pm seven days a week.
  • No deposit is required, however a credit card number is taken to hold the reservation.
  • Full payment is required at time of check-in. 

About Backcountry Hut Reservations

To book a stay at one of our huts, check the individual hut page to see what dates are available. We can accommodate most inquiries, particularly if the party has some flexibility with dates or the destination.

About Rates - ACC Membership and Hut Bookings

ACC Membership is not required for booking ACC huts

  • Member rate for overnights at most of our huts (see BC Parks huts and section huts, below) is $30/night. Non-member rate is $40/night. Peak rates are $35 and $45 respectively.
  • Where applicable, the child rate applies for all children who are 16 years of age and younger on the date of the hut overnight, and this rate is 50% of the member or non-member rate.
  • All ACC members receive member rates at the Canmore Clubhouse properties (Clubhouse, Bell Cabin and Boswell Cabin) and the Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise.
    • Peak rates may apply at some huts: Stanley Mitchell Hut in summer and Elizabeth Parker, Wheeler and Asulkan huts year-round. Please ask our reservations team if your booking falls within the peak rates dates for your trip.
Advance bookings:
  • All ACC Members can reserve huts up to one year in advance.
  • Non-members can reserve National Parks huts up to 30 days in advance and the Canmore Clubhouse properties up to one year in advance.
  • You can qualify for advance booking privileges and discounts by purchasing a membership at the time of booking.
Booking BC Parks huts:

The ACC operates 5 huts in the BC Parks jurisdiction: Elk Lakes Cabin, Woodbury Cabin, Silver Spray Cabin, Kokanee Glacier Cabin and the Conrad Kain Hut. Booking privileges and rates at BC Parks Huts are as follows:

  • ACC Membership is not required to book BC Parks Huts which can be booked up to one year in advance.
  • Rates for ACC members and non-members are $25/night.
  • Family rate is $50/night and includes 2 adults and up to 3 children 16 years and under residing at the same address.
  • There is no discounted rate for children outside of the family rate. Group reservations for schools and other groups are $25 per person/night.
Booking ACC Section Huts:

The ACC hut network includes six huts which are operated by local sections: Jim Haberl Hut, Tantalus Hut, Wendy Thompson Hut, Bon Echo Hut, Keene Farm and Montagne d’Argent Hut.

Bookings for these section huts are made directly with the section. Rates and booking policies are set by the section and discounted rates are often available for members of that section.

Hut Fees and the Environment

The ACC operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. The costs involved in servicing, maintaining and upgrading the hut system are substantial. Here’s a little bit about our fees:

  • The hut fees that we collect pay for the operation and long-term viability of the hut system.
  • A portion of all hut fees goes to our Energy, Water and Waste Management Fund which is used to minimize our huts’ impact on the environment.
  • Our goal is to come as close as possible to zero impact on the areas in which we operate facilities. We can only do this with the help of informed and conscientious hut users.
  • Please be responsible about paying your hut fees.

Parks Canada Backcountry Camping Permits

Parks Canada requires all overnight backcountry users (including users of ACC huts in the National Parks) to purchase a backcountry camping permit.

  • This pass can be purchased at the time of hut booking.
  • A portion of the fee from the backcountry camping permit collected by the ACC goes toward conservation and environmental work at the Club’s huts located within National Parks.
  • Backcountry camping permit pricing:
    • Overnight backcountry camping fee: $10.02
  • Overnight backcountry camping permits may only be purchased with a hut booking.

Hut Booking Lotteries

Some of our most popular huts are reserved in advance through a lottery system.

Ski Week Lotteries

Bookings for the Fairy Meadow Hut and the Kokanee Glacier Cabin in the winter months are awarded according to lotteries. See our ski week lottery details page for information on entering the lottery.

Enter Ski Weeks Lottery


Elizabeth Parker Hut Summer Lottery

Summer bookings at the Elizabeth Parker Hut are awarded according to a lottery system. See our Elizabeth Parker summer lottery page for information on entering the lottery.

Enter EP Summer Lottery


Payment Information

Payments for Clubhouse properties bookings:

  • Reservations must be secured with a credit card.
  • Full payment is required at time of check-in.
For large groups (10 or more) at the Clubhouse properties:
  • A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • The balance is required 60 days prior to the booking.
Hut booking payments:
  • Hut bookings require a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.
  • All hut bookings that total less than $300 must be paid in full at the time of booking with a Visa or MasterCard.
  • Balances are due 60 days in advance of the booking and will be processed automatically on the reservation credit card.

Cancellation Information

***ACC memberships are non-refundable.***

Cancelling Clubhouse properties bookings (includes Clubhouse, Bell Cabin, Boswell Cabin):
  • No-shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 100% of the first night’s accommodation.
Cancelling large groups (10 or more) at the Clubhouse properties:
  • Cancellation from time of booking up to 30 days before the arrival date will be refunded 80%.
  • Cancellation within 30 days of the arrival date will be refunded 50%.
  • No shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice (3pm the day before your arrival) will not be refunded.
Cancelling hut bookings:

Note: Fairy Meadow Hut and Kokanee Glacier Cabin winter ski weeks are not covered by this policy.

  • All bookings are subject to a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.
  • Refunds of the remaining fees will be given as follows:
    • For groups of 9 or less – if the cancellation is made more than 3 full days prior to the booking, then 80% will be refunded. Example; If a booking starts on the 15th of the month then 80% refund will be given up to the 11th of the month, any changes after that date would incur 50% cancellation fee. The day of travel is non refundable.
    • For groups of 10 or more – if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the booking, then 80% will be refunded. Within 30 days the cancellation fee is at 50% and day of travel your invoice is 100% non refundable.
    • Cancellations made on day of travel or after a booking has begun is 100% non refundable. This applies for the entire booking.
  • Changes to a reservation (such as reducing numbers or reducing days at a hut or changing hut) are subject to this cancellation policy.
  • Hut reservations are not transferable to another party.
  • Cancellation and medical insurance is recommended. See the ACC Trip Insurance page.